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Packers game-day drunken driving arrests rise

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Drunken driving arrests on Packers game days have risen in Green Bay despite police efforts to reduce OWI.

Press-Gazette Media report (http://gbpg.net/1icl5lo ) that Green Bay police made 36 drunken driving arrests on the 10 Packers home game days in the 2012 season. That's more than police had made in either of the previous two seasons.

The newspaper's review of OWI arrests found 30 in the 2011 season, when Lambeau Field hosted 11 games. Police made 31 such arrests in the 2010 season.

The increase happened despite growing efforts in Green Bay to keep people from driving drunk on game days.

Statewide, the average number of drunken driving arrests on the days of Packers home games increased slightly from 127 in the 2011 season to 131 last season.

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